In agile development, the team goes through the whole build/integrate/test cycle with the goal of solving the greatest number of user stories or requirements per build. Tracking the number of user stories completed per build combines many best practices into one easy-to-use system.
Companies are producing the wrong results, because they’re measuring the wrong things. If you want to ensure long–term success use short-term predictive metrics to quickly inform you that you’re on the right path.
Preparation is key to a winning retrospective. The most important goals in most programs are time to market, a winning feature set, and quality. The best method is to collect the events that impacted these factors using a timeline.